Day 6: Vancouver, British Columbia - It's time to Grind!


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Published: December 14th 2016
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Monday, August 8th, 2016

Day 6: Vancouver, British Columbia - It's time to Grind!



Today we are off to burn off the calories from the two days of stuffing ourselves with food from the wedding and the family picnic. We are going to attempt the Grouse Grind!



The Grouse Grind is “Nature’s version” of the stair master. With a length of 2.9 kilometers, an elevation gain of 853 metres, and a total of 2, 830 stairs, this trail is a challenge in itself. It was an exhausting hike and at times I thought it would never end. When we finally reached the finish line we were rewarded with an incredible view of Vancouver from the top of Grouse Mountain.



After grabbing a quick bite to eat we headed off to explore. We first came across a Lumber Jack Show. The show was incredibly entertaining, where we saw some log climbing, log cutting and log rolling. We even got to see a lumberjack make a bunny chair. How cool is that!



After the amazing lumberjack show, we met up with Grinder the Grizzly who was having an afternoon
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We made it to the top!
snooze. We were about to leave his pen when he finally woke up and I got to take this great picture.



Our last stop was the birds in motion show, where we got to see and learn about birds in the area. Did you know that the Peregrine Falcon is the world’s fastest living animal? Pretty cool!



We headed over to a downtown Vancouver sushi restaurant for dinner where we met up with our cousin Joseph’s, friend from University. Afterwards, we headed over to a nearby pub for drinks.

My Mom was not happy when we finally arrived at our Airbnb. It was too late for her standards. It was only 11:30 p.m.! This is why we do not travel with our parents.





Tomorrow, Renata and I are going to Capilano Suspension Bridge and afterwards meet up with Ryan and Petrina for their Post Wedding Bash.


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We finished the Grouse Grind

Top of Grouse Mountain
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Grouse Mountain

The view from the top
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The Lumberjack Show

Making a Bunny
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The Lumberjack Show

Making a Bunny
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The Lumberjack Show

Oh look the bunny became a baby chair!
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Grouse Mountain

Renata, pretty tiny next to a bear.
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The Birds in Motion Show

A red tail hawk I think?
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Birds in Motion Show

Turkey Vulture
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Birds in Motion Show

A Peregrine Falcon


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